Key Performance Indicators
We provide secure confinement, reformative programs, and a process of supervised community reintegration to enhance the safety of our communities. AS 44.28.020
Key Performance Indicators
Includes resources for: Administration and Support, Correctional Academy, Probation and Parole Director’s Office, Statewide Probation and Parole, Electronic Monitoring, Community Residential Centers, and the Parole Board.
- Target: Increase the percent of probationers and parolees who satisfy their court ordered conditions of release.
Includes resources for: Administration and Support, Education and Vocational Education Programs, Domestic Violence Program, Substance Abuse Treatment, Sex Offender Management Programs, Faith-Based Services, and Behavioral Health Care.
- Target: Increase the number of individuals who complete an institutional or community-based substance abuse treatment program.
- Target: Increase the number of offenders who receive a General Education Development (GED) diploma while incarcerated.
- Target: Increase the number of sex offender probationers who complete both a sex offender management program and who receive polygraph testing while on probation.
|1: Secure Confinement|
Target #1: Maintain zero prison escapes.
Escape 1 and 2 Convictions Where the Offender was Located at a Correctional Facility Prior to Escaping
The counts provided are for those offenders convicted of escaping from a Department of Corrections facility and may not be reflective of the actual year the escape occurred. If an offender has not been convicted of escape the offender is not counted in the data.
• Two inmates briefly escaped from Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center in 2017 but were not convicted until 2018.
• An Incident occurred at Pt. Mackenzie Correctional Farm, the case is still pending at the time of this publication.
• An inmate was in the legal custody of his lawyer when he failed to return to the prison. While this is technically an escape, he was not in the custody of DOC at the time.
|2: Supervised Release|
Target #1: Increase the percent of probationers and parolees who satisfy their court ordered conditions of release.
Percentage of Probationers and Parolees Who Successfully Satisfy Court Ordered Conditions of Release
Proactively supervising probationers and parolees will enhance their successful re-entry in their community; increasing the number of successful discharges. Proactive supervision targets proven supervision methods that are known to decrease the likelihood of failure in the community or causing future harm through assessing risk to reoffend, employing motivational interviewing techniques and tailoring supervision strategies to address criminogenic needs (i.e., housing, treatment, criminal attitudes, pro-social activities, etc.). However, identifying available or limited community resources for probationers and parolees create significant challenges in areas such as housing, employment, substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling, etc.
Target #2: Reduce criminal recidivism.
Offenders Returning to Incarceration Within 3 Years of Release
The department continues its efforts for successful prisoner re-entry in order to reduce criminal recidivism and will report new information accordingly.
|3: Reformative Programs|
Target #1: Increase the number of individuals who complete an institutional or community-based substance abuse treatment program.
Number of Offenders Completing an Institutional or Community-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Offenders receive a substance use disorder assessment to assess for their addiction related issues and determine the most appropriate level of care/intensity of service to best address their issues. Each assessment includes the nature and extent of an offender’s drug problems; establishes whether problems exist in other areas that may affect recovery, helps form an appropriate treatment plan; and uses American Society of Addictions Medicine (ASAM) criteria and DSM 5 to determine the level of care placement.
Starting FY2019, ADOC used a combination of department employees, contractors and local community providers to provide assessments at Anchorage Correctional, Anvil Mountain Correctional (Nome), Goose Creek Correctional (Wasilla), Hiland Mountain Correctional (Eagle River), Wildwood Correctional (Kenai), Spring Creek Correctional (Seward), Fairbanks Correctional, Lemon Creek Correctional (Juneau), Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional (Bethel) and Ketchikan Correctional Center (Ketchikan).
During FY2019, Medication Assisted Treatment- Reentry (MATR) services continued at Anchorage Correctional Complex (Anchorage), Hiland Mountain Correctional (Eagle River), Fairbanks Correctional Center (Fairbanks), Goose Creek Correctional Center (Wasilla), Wildwood Correctional Center (Kenai) and Anvil Mountain Correctional Center (Nome). The department allows open access to this program to both sentenced and un-sentenced offenders. In FY2019 the program provided 53 injections to individuals re-entering the community. In addition to the Vivitrol programs, the department continued its Methadone bridging services with three Opioid Treatment Programs in the Anchorage bowl and MATSU Valley and added providers in Fairbanks and Nome. These services provide bridging of Methadone for up to 30 days to minimize any break in treatment for those individuals incarcerated for short periods of time. These services are available at Anchorage Correctional Complex (Anchorage), Anvil Mountain Correctional Center (Nome), Hiland Mountain Correctional (Eagle River), Matsu Pre-Trial (Palmer), Goose Creek Correctional Center (Wasilla) and Fairbanks Correctional Center (Fairbanks). In FY2020 the department plans to expand these services to Lemon Creek Correctional Center (Juneau), Wildwood Correctional Center (Kenai) and Ketchikan Correctional Center (Ketchikan).
Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment (IOPSAT) Level 2.1:
IOPSAT provides a planned regimen of treatment, consisting of regularly scheduled sessions within a structured program that uses evidenced based interventions. Within the AKDOC, IOPSATs are about 15 weeks long and individuals are provided 15 hours of group per week plus individual sessions. The female IOPSAT program uses gender specific curriculum, Criminal Conduct and Substance Abuse Treatment. The male program uses New Directions and Living in Balance.
In FY2019 IOPSAT services were provided by contract staff. IOPSAT is provided at Goose Creek Correctional (Wasilla), Fairbanks Correctional Center (Fairbanks), Anvil Mountain Correctional Center (Nome) and Hiland Mountain Correctional (Eagle River).
Institutional Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Level 3.5:
Residential treatment services use a modified therapeutic community (MTC) model of treatment. MTC’s use a combination of counseling, group therapy, and peer activities to promote multi-dimensional change of the whole person including drug abstinence, elimination of antisocial behavior, and the development of prosocial behavior, attitudes and values. Studies find that MTC participants show improvements in substance use, criminal behavior and mental health symptoms. Additionally, they provide a cost-effective way to decrease substance use and improve public safety.
ADOC has focused on providing two RSATs, one male program and one female program. The treatment programs use New Directions and Living in Balance for their curriculum. The female program uses Moving On and Criminal Conduct and Substance Abuse Treatment. Both male and female RSATs are about six months long and require 25 hours of group per week plus individual sessions.
In FY2019 RSAT services were provided at Hiland Mountain Correctional (Eagle River) and Wildwood Correctional center (Kenai) by contract providers.
Target #2: Increase the number of offenders who receive a General Education Development (GED) diploma while incarcerated.
Number of Offenders Who Receive General Education Development While Incarcerated
There was an expected increase in offenders preparing for their GED since the agency increased its tutoring and prioritized its Administration of the GED Ready Tests. Increasing the Administration of GED Ready Tests enhanced the offender’s abilities to familiarize while navigating 7 different computer item types.
Each institution provides offenders with education coordinators and the necessary materials to study for and complete the GED computer testing process. Offenders have the opportunity to obtain a GED diploma, however, in most cases this program is voluntary and/or the time an offender has to serve may be insufficient to complete all four tests impacting the offender participation while incarcerated.
The Department of Corrections is expected to continue to increase the number of GED diplomas for FY2020.
Target #3: Increase the number of sex offender probationers who complete both a sex offender management program and who receive polygraph testing while on probation.
Number of Polygraphed Sex Offender Probationers
Of the 530 sex offenders who participated in the sex offender management program, four offenders were arrested and charged with new felony sexual charges. Six have new non-sexual felony charges. Forty-eight other offenders were charged/or convicted of a new misdemeanor offense with charges ranging from driving offenses, domestic violence, driving under the influence and drug offenses.
In addition, there were 261 petitions to revoke probation filed against participants in the program involving underlying sexual breaches (near minors, viewing pornography, etc.) and general condition violations of probation & parole along with 45 absconders.
The containment model continues to prove to be an effective tool in managing sex offenders within the community.
Current as of December 2, 2019